Grateful Dead Live at Portland Meadows on 1995-05-29
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- Live concert
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
- d2t02 - 0.12s d/o removed @ 05:10 SF5
- d2/d3 transition is not seamless - short subsecond segment missing on masters. you will not hear a pop though, just a jump.
- overall, very listenable aud's with minimal crowd interference, just some occasional PA-related phasing.
- 2004-05-18 14:25:43
- Schoeps MK21/CMC > DAT > CDR > EAC > shntool > mkwACT > SHN
- Portland, OR
- Audience: Schoeps MK21's
- Transferred by
- Paul B. and Chris L.
- Portland Meadows
Subject: Find my own way home..
Highlights for Me:
Space is pretty cool.
Weir does good by his tunes
Phil a little lazy on his offering -vocal wise
Jerry has some focused playing and gets in some great vocals
on ballads such as Days Between
Weir says, "Did somebody say 'F the Christian Right'
(25 years NOT so many of any Christians in Portland.)
Jerry delivers a sizzling LIBERTY
which nobody seems to have noticed
is the Hunter /Garcia social commentary circa 95.
It would be easy to really get critical but the main thing
I would say is this is a band that was blessed for so many years
They got a taste of really grinding towards the end.
I25 Years and nobody can fill them shoes
Still the show must go on.
"Never could reach it
just slips away
but I try"
on the time period.
Subject: I can still feel the sun from that day.
Subject: bread crumb
Subject: 30th Anniversary Tour
Subject: Love the Dead
Subject: "." Nonintuitive
Subject: Some bright moments
Subject: 2 Stars
Subject: my last show
Subject: and he may decline....
In retrospect, it's not surprising that this was Jerry's last stand. When I heard a tape of the Shakedown a couple years later, it confirmed my darkest memories and almost brought me to tears (I didn't listen to the rest). I now feel my own share of the weight of responsibility he felt to carry on, when he really needed some time off (see Phil's book). God bless you, Jerry. And the rest of the Dead for all you gave (even when it was more than you had) and all you continue to give.
Subject: Start of Set II
That being said, the Shakedown,Looks Like Rain was about as self-confident and out front as I ever got to see Jerry. The whole band stepped to the stage to start set two with AUTHORITY!!
Whether you download the whole show or not, do yourself a favor and at least grab these two songs.
Pay special note to Jerry's improv vocals towards the end of Shakedown, positively grrrowling and ooo-oohing. And the Looks Like Rain is VERY pretty, including Jerry's use of what we called "the magic wand" - an octave-bending pedal he used in the summer of '95 (see Seattle 5.25.95 Fire) - that lights up the finale of this gorgeous LL Rain. Enjoy...
Subject: Wind in the willows
Subject: Where's the SBD?!
Subject: my last show
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